How to carve ornaments?
Drawing a pattern on a wooden blank
Generally speaking, woodcarving can be attributed to plastic art. Traditionally, relief and are distinguished. A beginner carver should first master the techniques of creating a relief.
This technique has several threading options:
The list doesn't end there. There are still a lot left behind. From the names you can understand how this or that performance technique differs. The classification is often complicated by the fact that our country is large. The names of the same technique may differ in different regions. However, the essence does not change, so we outline the general methods of work.
All novice carvers are introduced to geometric carving. She is simple but beautiful.
- nail or staple.
For execution you will need:
- linden board;
- jamb knife;
- ruler and pencil.
Drawings are applied to the board in the form of a geometric pattern. The carver can invent it on their own or copy the one they like. You don't need to tackle complex elements right away if you don't have skills and your hand is not firm enough.
Several ornaments for wood carving
Novice carvers are advised to choose hardwood to make geometric patterns.
They allow you to draw straight lines with a knife. Creating straight lines on softwood planks is much more difficult. So, the tip of the knife cuts vertically into the surface. Depth - 1.5-2 mm. Then the entire line is cut, the knife is pulled towards us. The blade is tilted at an angle of 40 °. Movements should be smooth. Note that you need to start and finish the line with the tip of a knife.
Having made one line or notch, we make the next. Only now the inclination of the blade should be in the opposite direction. The shavings will separate, and a geometric depression will appear on the board. If the edges are clear and the surface is shiny, then everything was done correctly. Gradually cut out the entire element, and then completely the ornament.